Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's time for a Tea Party


I sure do miss Tea Things Tuesday, so every once in a while I like to post about tea things. What really set me off this week was an incredible find at a thrift store on Saturday.

My daughter and her friend decided they wanted to go to thrift stores, and I was their guide :-) As they were looking around this particular store, I found my way over to the housewares. To my amazement I find these tea cups. Lots of tea cups. And so I started to look these tea cups over. Bone china, made in England, Germany and a couple from Japan. I called my daughter on the cell phone and put an SOS out for a shopping cart.

Yes my sweet peeps, here they are...............

And yes, I checked them all over and picked out the ones in the best condition (no chips or cracks). The ladies who were working there said they had just put them out. Some of the saucers did not exactly match, but they were coming home with me for a tea party.

Now are you really ready to know what I paid for these little beauties?



Are you ready??



Really ready??

Twenty cents! Yes folks you heard me right, twenty cents for the cup AND the saucer! I came out of that thrift store with 9 teacups/saucers for $2.00!!!!

Woo-Hoo let's party :-)

p.s. I am linking up with Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingies Thursday. Please stop by and visit the other wonderful vintage finds on Suzanne's blog.

36 comments:

Ann Creek said...

Oh my, what a buy. I can't believe the price. You couldn't even get that price at a garage sale. They are so pretty. I have one of the pink & green.

Ann
tin and sparkle

WalkingwithHIM said...

What beautiful pieces, dont you just love finding those deals!!!

Shabby Kim said...

You definately scored big time in finding those gorgeous teacups at that ridiculous price. I can't believe they would price them so low, but all the better for you. Congrats on your lucky finds.

Allie said...

Holy moly party at your house!!!!!!! That's an absolutely incredible find - those cups are so pretty!

Donnelly said...

Absolutely love incredible finds! Congrats and thanks for sharing. Have a great day
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GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You SCORED BIG TIME!!!! WOW !!!
They never sell them at that price where I shop!!!
Pretty new treasures.
Warmly,
Deb :)

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

What a heck of a deal for you! :)
Cindy at Lakewood

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just found your site tonight. Love all your tea cups.
Looking forward to following you
Maggie

Diane said...

You did good! And these are BEAUTIES!
Diane

Patricia said...

That is an amazing price for anything these days. Congratulations!

Vicki said...

Hi, Jocelyn,
You hit the Mother Lode!! So pretty, too!! I am glad you are still posting about tea things on Tuesday. I may just join you next week! Blessings to you!! Vicki

Postcardy said...

I would like to find just one nice cup and saucer at a thrift shop.

LV said...

You got a steal on that deal. When you are having tea, you are supposed to enjoy the company and tea, and not inspect the cups to see if they match,

Tara Beaulieu said...

Wow, what a deal you got! I am impressed and they are so pretty too!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

sooo pretty and I didn't think anything cost only 20 cents anymore. Great bargain!

Maureen said...

That is completely crazy! Even $2 per cup wold be crazy. You sure lucked out!

Frugal Canner said...

I am so jealous of your tea set. Where do you shop???

Bea said...

Such beautiful tea cups and what a great price!

Cherie said...

Oh thank the Lord for cell phones. I am so going to wake up the children laughing at your SOS at 2:00 in the morning. I should be in bed but you ladies have me going tonight. Have a blessed week filled with love, Cherie

Keetha Broyles said...

Those are gorgeous! I bet SOMEONE had a collection, and has gone on where tea cups cannot follow, and her FAMILY didn't realize they should be CHERISHED. So glad you found them and will continue to love them.

Elizabeth said...

You are so lucky with that great find!!

Vonlipi said...

Amazing find! Your tea parties will be even better with these beauties! :)

Ulla said...

Lovely collection at an absolutely great price.

Gail said...

Lovely teacups & what a deal! OH MY! My jaw dropped when I read 20 cents. That's ridiculously good.

Now go have a tea party!!!

Mrs. P. said...

Your teacups are gorgeous!! We love tea parties at our house :)

Blessings!
Gail

Roslyn said...

That's what I call a real steal, lucky you!, $2??? I would have had to buy them too!

CC said...

I have found some great buys..some really great buys, but yours tops anything I have ever found. The cups and saucers are gorgeous..ohh,
can I come to your tea party??? Happy VTT

Protector of Vintage said...

Such beautiful china!!!

Coloradolady said...

What a deal!! I have been looking for some of these for a shower I am going to give...you hit the jackpot here! Happy VTT!

nanaofnc said...

Oh, congrats on your special find! I'm here via Rhondi's blog and saw the teacups! I was wishing I had a nice teacup for my tea one cold evening this week and forgot I have a whole dish set similar to these rose designs. I pulled a cup and saucer out and had a little tea party of my own. Felt very special! xo,

eilandkind/islandchild said...

Wow, that is my dream! To have flowery teacups in all different patterns like that and for that price! Well done!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

You have got to be joking with me about that price...aWeSoMe!!!!!!!!! Wow! I collect teacups/saucers too...although I haven't gotten any in a few years...all that ones that I like are too expensive. What a bargain you got!

Blessings, Grace

Charlotte said...

That's the kind of deals I look out for at yard sales. I love teacups also.

Serendipity Handmade said...

WOW -- I want to come shopping with you!!! You must have excellent shopping karma!

Rhondi said...

Hi Jocelyn
Such a deal! I didn't know there used to be a tea things Tuesday. Who hosted it? Maybe I can take it over. I love everything related to tea.
Hugs, Rhondi

Kathi said...

I *think* I have a few of those.A few years back, my Grandma started going to Auctions, I asked her to get me Teacups and Saucers.I have 12 now.I love them.I should take a picture and put them on my blog, and see if anyone recognizes them.I would be scared to find out they were really nice though...me and all 7 of my kiddos use them...often.
P.S.It's so funny I stopped by today, I posted about our "quilts".
You are very talented, and I love them all!
- Kathi